Forgetting your wallet or purse at home is one thing, but if you’re severely allergic to a food, forgetting your EpiPen (epinephrine injection) can be life threatening. A new device will soon be available to help keep the EpiPen near and to automatically notify loved ones whenever it’s used.
The Veta smart case has sensors built-in and communicates to a paired smartphone (iOS and Android) to make sure it’s not left behind. Whenever the phone stops receiving a proximity signal, it sounds an alarm and lets you know the GPS location of the spot where it was last heard from. If a child is using it, it can also be made to let parents know that Tommy forgot to bring the EpiPen. To help find the exact spot of the Veta, you can activate its find-me feature whereby it will flash and sound a ringer. There’s a temperature sensor built-in to make sure the epinephrine stays fresh. If you do end up using the EpiPen, the Veta case recognizes that it’s been opened and immediately sends alerts, which include the GPS location of the user, to pre-selected people, like parents and school nurses. The device also goes through a safety confirmation routine, starting a countdown after the pen is activated. If the user doesn’t respond to prompts from the app, it will eventually issue a loud notice to anyone around explaining the situation and calling for help. Interestingly, if you plan to be traveling aboard, the app can be setup to issue the warning in other languages.
Here’s a video from Aterica Digital Health, the company that plans to be releasing the Veta in the second half of this year:
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